Pritzker Wants More Spending; How Much Depends On Tax VoteOne spending boost not tied to that extra revenue is $147 million more for the Department of Children and Family Services after a particularly troubling year. An inspector general's report released in January indicated that 123 children who died last year had been in contact with the Department of Children and Family Services.
Governor Bruce Rauner Signs Full State Budget, First Since Taking Office Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was full of bi-partisan praise as he signed the state budget into law Monday.
Rauner Urges Democrats' Agreement On Revenue For BudgetGov. Bruce Rauner says Democrats are moving too slowly on budget negotiations.
At Issue: Sharon Fairley Against Taxing Retirement Income To Balance State BudgetDemocratic Attorney General candidate is taking a dim view of a suggestion that Illinois consider taxing retirement benefits to help balance the budget.
Agency Of Gov. Rauner's Wife Supports Budget Veto OverrideOunce of Prevention's support comes as the Republican governor opposes a budget pushed by Illinois Democrats.
Lawmakers Meet In Springfield For Day 1 Of Special SessionLawmakers are in Springfield on Wednesday for a Special Session of the General Assembly to try once again to iron out the Illinois budget crisis.
On Eve Of Special Session, Pressure Mounts For Bipartisan State BudgetGov. Bruce Rauner offered to work with lawmakers to finally approve a full state budget.
Rauner Calls Special Session, But Will Lawmakers Pass Budget?CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley explains why tougher rules now in place for passing anything in Springfield may actually be a blessing in disguise.
Democratic Lawmakers Are Skeptic About Latest State Budget Proposals From RepublicansDemocratic lawmakers are reacting with skepticism to the latest proposals for a state budget compromise from their republican colleagues.
At Issue: Key Lawmakers Believe A State Budget Agreement Is Still PossibleLawmakers in the Illinois Senate say they are in an agreement on many of the elements of a state budget and a measure was approved in their Chamber, but some nagging differences remain on some key issues.
Hundreds March To Springfield In Demand For A State BudgetA couple hundred people began marching Friday afternoon to Springfield to demand that the legislature pass a budget - one that has more money for social services.
Rauner Insists He's Not Holding Colleges, Service Agencies HostageBut he's dug in when it comes to reforms he says Democrats must consider before he'll sign off on a spending plan.
Another State Budget Casualty: Supportive Services For Traumatized KidsThe Safe from the Start program helps young children who've lived through domestic violence, street violence and abuse. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
Budget Progress? State Leaders Meet 40 Minutes, Agree To Meet The Next DayMeanwhile, the state's finances continue to burn, says one government watchdog. CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
U Of I To Ask State Leaders For Stable Funding Plan, In Exchange For Tuition ControlsFor months, Timothy Killeen has informally discussed the idea as a way to provide financial stability for the university amid the state's budget crisis.